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Extreme Weather Slams US, from Midwest Tornado to Mid-Atlantic Tropical Weather


ABOVE: Weatherbell.com Chief Meteorologist Joe Bastardi appeared on the Thursday afternoon edition of CBN's Newswatch to talk about current weather predictions, including the storm now brewing in the Mid-Atlantic. Newswatch is seen weekdays on the CBN News Channel

A powerful tornado ripped through Minnesota Wednesday – just the start of severe weather expected across the country over the next few days.

Weather officials say the tornado ripped across three farms, damaging buildings and sending two people to the hospital.

The National Weather Service said it was believed to be at least in the EF-3 category, with winds of 136 to 165 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, a storm brewing in the Atlantic is threatening heavy winds and rain along the Mid-Atlantic coast later today and overnight.

Meteorologists say the system could become a tropical depression, and possibly strengthen into a tropical storm.

It is expected to drift north up the coast with gusty winds, downpours, and possible flooding from North Carolina to New York City.

And a heatwave is set to bake the Southwest this weekend. Highs in Las Vegas could top 110 degrees. In Phoenix, it could hit 115 degrees or higher. 

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